Fans of the Belgrade sports club Partizan, as well as representatives of Serbian patriotic organizations, held a protest action near the Ukrainian embassy in Belgrade. They opposed the glorification of Nazism. It was reported on Wednesday, December 29, by the Balkan Gossip Telegram channel.
“Stop Nazism in Ukraine!”, “Kosovo is Serbia, Crimea is Russia!” – the audience chanted.
About 100 people took part in the action.
On the eve of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decided to celebrate at the state level in 2022 the 80th anniversary of the formation of the UPA (the organization is recognized as extremist and banned in the Russian Federation). The UPA was created in October 1942, the organization fought against the troops of the Soviet Union and provided support to Nazi Germany.
In October, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal said that the anti-Hitler coalition had liberated the country from the Nazis. Prior to that, on October 20, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine proposed calling the Great Patriotic War Soviet-German.
Senator from Crimea Olga Kovitidi called it “blasphemous statements betraying the memory and heroism of their ancestors.” In her opinion, such statements by the Ukrainian authorities require Russians to be conscious and effectively oppose any attempts to falsify history.
In August, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called on the Ukrainian authorities to end the war with the memory of the real heroes of the Great Patriotic War and with their descendants.